Polanco, Kingham, and Hanson Are Top Prospects in the FSL
Oct07

Polanco, Kingham, and Hanson Are Top Prospects in the FSL

Baseball America released their top prospects from the 2013 Florida State League, and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list. Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, and Alen Hanson all made the top 20, giving the Pirates three players on a top 20 list for the first time this season. Polanco was the first prospect ranked, and came in fourth overall. Baseball America noted that the biggest question with Polanco is his power...

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Tyler Glasnow Ranked the Second Best SAL Prospect
Oct02

Tyler Glasnow Ranked the Second Best SAL Prospect

Baseball America released their South Atlantic League top 20 prospects for the 2013 season, and of course Tyler Glasnow was on the list. The right-hander finished second in the rankings, which snapped the Pirates’ streak of number one overall prospects on these lists. BA noted all of the usual stuff on Glasnow. He’s a 6′ 7″ pitcher who throws 92-97 and had 164 strikeouts and a .142 BAA in a year where he just...

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Harold Ramirez is the Top Prospect in the NYPL
Oct01

Harold Ramirez is the Top Prospect in the NYPL

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects for the New York-Penn League, and for the second time this year the Pirates have a player at the top of the list. Last week Austin Meadows was at the top of the GCL top 20. This time it’s Harold Ramirez who is at the top of the NYPL list. Ramirez put up an impressive .285/.354/.409 line in 274 at-bats in the very pitcher friendly NYPL. When he was signed there were scouts who...

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Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects
Sep29

Pirates Have Six in John Sickels’ Top 75 Prospects

John Sickels released his top 75 prospects for the end of the season, and had six Pirates on the list. Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow, Alen Hanson, and Reese McGuire all made the list, with several in the top 50. Jameson Taillon was the first prospect ranked, ending up 12th on the list. Taijuan Walker, Archie Bradley, and Noah Syndergaard ranked ahead of Taillon, making him the fourth pitcher on the...

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Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third
Sep24

Austin Meadows is Baseball America’s Top GCL Prospect; Reese McGuire Third

Baseball America has started their league top 20 lists, and today was the first league they reviewed that involved the Pittsburgh Pirates. BA released their Gulf Coast League top 20 for the 2013 season, and two of the top prospects were first round picks Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire. In fact, they were two of the top prospects on the list. Meadows ranked first overall on the list, becoming the first Pirates prospect to rank at the...

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Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100
Jul30

Pirates Have Five in Jonathan Mayo’s Updated Top 100

Over the weekend, Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com released his mid-season top 100 prospects. The list, along with the updated Pirates top 20 prospects, can be found on the MLB Prospect Watch page. Five Pirates made the top 100 list: Jameson Taillon, Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, Austin Meadows, and Luis Heredia. Taillon was ranked 12th overall, which is right around where he has been ranked in a lot of these mid-season lists. The report...

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